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Otsego, MN - Today, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) announced an additional $125,000 investment in Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District through the Drug Free Communities program. The investment will be provided to the Sherburne County Substance Use Prevention Coalition. The coalition will use the funds to assist in their mission to prevent youth substance use and abuse. The grant program is provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Injury Prevention & Control.

"Initiatives like the Sherburne County Substance Use Prevention Coalition play an important role in keeping our communities safe and healthy. Teaching young people the harms that result from substance abuse will promote a healthier Sixth District. I am grateful to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for this strong investment in Sherburne County," said Emmer.

Emmer concluded, "Whether a young person struggles with prescription drugs, vaping, alcohol, or any other dangerous substances, they need the support and guidance from their community to overcome it, and I am glad our communities are given the resources to provide that.” 

Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott said in support of this program and its funding, “The program has developed a strong reputation as a coalition that clearly shows the impact it has had on addressing youth substance use in the community with advancing policy and engagement with youth and community members.”